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Smuggling arrest: Man in court after border ecstasy bust

Smuggling arrest: Man in court after border ecstasy bust

A Laotian national caught allegedly smuggling almost one kilogram of ecstasy into Stung Treng province on Friday was yesterday charged in the provincial court.

Sum Vangsainharkkhunny, 42, was arrested in Siem Pang district after crossing the border early on Friday, said Earng Vanndy, Stung Treng provincial military police commander.

Police stopped Vangsainharkkhunny and searched him after seeing him “acting suspiciously”. The search uncovered a package containing about 930 grams of ecstasy.

“This man was sent to jail already . . . The [drugs] were found on the body of the suspect. Obviously that man dealt with drugs, [so] we made a report about drug dealing,” he said.

Police said the suspect admitted to being hired to smuggle the drugs into Cambodia from Laos.

Case prosecutor and director of the provincial court Eang Kimthol could not be reached.

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